After Happily Ever After: A Novel Audiobook, by Leslie A. Rasmussen Play Audiobook Sample

After Happily Ever After: A Novel Audiobook

After Happily Ever After: A Novel Audiobook, by Leslie A. Rasmussen Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Tiffany Phillips Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 5.17 hours at 1.5x Speed 3.88 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: July 2022 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9798200925568

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Longest Chapter Length:

35:46 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

39 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

14:15 minutes

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After Happily Ever After deals with love, marriage, family, the empty nest, aging parents, and what happens when they all come crashing down at the same time.

Maggie Dolin is forty-five and isn’t dealing with getting older very well. Seventeen years ago, she gave up her job in publishing to raise her daughter, Gia—but now her only child is about to leave for college, and Maggie isn’t sure what her new purpose will be. She’s been the caretaker and nurturer for so long that she can’t even remember the last time someone took care of her. She wishes Jim, her husband of nineteen years, would take that role on—but he’s been distracted and disconnected, and she’s convinced he’s hiding something from her. Her self-involved, judgmental mother and resentful brother, meanwhile, are certainly no help, and her father—the only person in her life who’s always been there for her and asked nothing in return—is dealing with increasingly serious health issues, leaving Maggie without her rock.

As all these stressors pile on, a chance meeting with a younger man causes Maggie to act in a way that is completely out of character for her. As she gets deeper in, she’s forced to make some big decisions about what she wants and deserves—decisions that could change her life forever.

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“The characters ring true, and although there are heavy themes, the book manages to be very funny at times and also a fast, easy read. Many women will see a lot of themselves in Maggie and will enjoy seeing how her circumstances and decisions will play out.”

— Seattle Book Review 


  • “Gives voice to many women in the 'sandwich generation'--and the voice is a funny one.”

    — Leslie Lehr, author of A Boob’s Life
  • “A soon-to-be empty nester learning to love herself one blunder at a time. After Happily Ever After is delightful.”

    — Foreword Reviews


  • A PopSugar Best Books of 2021 Selection
  • Finalist for the International Book Award in Women's Fiction

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About Leslie A. Rasmussen

Leslie A. Rasmussen is the author of After Happily Ever After, her debut novel, which was named a best book of 2021 by PopSugar. She earned a bachelor's in communications from the University of California at Los Angeles and went on to write television comedies for Gerald McRaney, Burt Reynolds, Roseanne Barr, Norm McDonald, Drew Carey, and Ralph Macchio, as well as The Wild Thornberrys and Sweet Valley High.